Why Tennis/Court Shoes and Cycling Shoes?

We all have several different pairs of shoes to go with outfits and for particular seasons- so why would we think one shoe would work for all sporting and exercise needs? Each shoe is designed specific to each sport or activity based on needs for stability, traction, weight, and safety.

Court shoes are critical for the games of tennis, pickleball, and paddleball. A tennis shoe has more stability than a shock absorbing running shoe, this is designed to specifically protect quick lateral movement performed on a tennis court. While it is nice to have the cushion in a shoe the stability and lateral protection of a shoe in this sport is more important. A court shoe is considered worn out when the outsole is worn, or the bottom is smooth.

Cycling shoes are not required but will give you a much safer and more powerful ride. The clips on the sole of the shoe provide proper alignment and avoid slipping reducing the risk for ankle, knee and hip injuries. The rigid sole of a cycling shoe protects your arch and increases the force and transfer of power more efficiently from your body to the pedal. There are a wide variety of options available to choose from and the cost of a cycling shoe does not need to be astronomical. A cycling shoe lasts a long time, from time to time the clips may need to be replaced. The Wembley Club’s bikes use SPD clips.

Cross Training Shoes are great versatile shoes for strength training, bootcamp and other fitness classes. A traditional running shoe acceptable for classes because of it’s great shock absorption and weight qualities, however, the stability is less than a cross training shoe.

Suggested Shoes:

Women’s Court Shoe

Men’s Court Shoe

Women’s Cycling Shoes

Men’s Cycling Shoe

Cycling Cleats

**It is best to measure your feet for shoes when your feet are swollen. During exercise your feet will swell, if you measure at time when there is less water retention in your feet it will provide discomfort during your activity.

If you every have questions regarding proper footwear please do not ever hesitate to ask a pro or trainer at the club.

Keep moving at your best!!

Wembley’s Racquet Services

Dre, Director of Tennis, at The Wembley Club offers racquet services to you! If you need a new racquet, need a racquet re-strung or re-gripped-contact Dre!

$25- Restring (w/ your string)
$35-$45- Restring (w/ our string)
$5- New or Regripping
$5- Dampeners

Contact Dre: dre@wembleyclub.com or (216) 376-9552

Pool Information for 2020

Here is all of our pool information for 2020. As the season goes on, these guidelines may change.

Please help us maintain a safe environment for all Members by adhering to the following guidelines:

  • “Pods” are set up and separated by 8-10 feet. Please do not move chairs or tables.
  • Please congregate with members of your household OR groups no larger than 10 people in the water or on the pool deck.
  • Noodles and kickboards are available and given out to anyone that asks the lifeguard. Please do not obtain your own from any of the bins. Please do not stand on the kickboards as they can slip and injure another Member.
  • Umbrellas may be opened or shut according to the preference of the member that is using the pod. To allow for minimal contact please ask a lifeguard to assist you. 
  • Do not run while on the pool deck.
  • No horseplay in or on the pool deck; this includes chicken fights, throwing another member into the air, lifting another member above the shoulder or anything that can potentially injure another Member.
  • Please ensure all children and adults rinse off any sand thoroughly prior to returning to the pool from the sand areas.
  • If you have questions or need more information on anything—Please ask, we are her to help you, our valued Member, feel safe while enjoying the pool!

The following capacities due to the COVID-19 will be adhered to at this time. Based on our square footage of both the pool and the deck CDC guidelines permit 130 members in the pool and 250 on the surrounding concrete pool deck areas. As a precaution we have set our capacity lower to ensure the safety of our Members.

Pool Capacity

80 Members

Pool Deck Capacity

225 Members

Here is our pool schedule for the summer!

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Pool Opens to all Swimmers at 9:00 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMLap Swim 6:00-7:30 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 9:00 AM
Pool closes at 6:00 PM; Final rest period at 5:45 PM, must be off deck at 6:00 PMPool Opens to all swimmers 8:00 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 8:00 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 8:00 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 8:00 AMPool Opens to all Swimmers 8:00 AMAqua Aerobics 9:00-10:00 AM; Aqua Aerobics 5:30-6:30 PM; Part of Deep End Closed
Aqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM Deep End Closed OffAqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM; Deep End Closed OffAqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM; Deep End Closed OffAqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM; Deep End Closed OffAqua Aerobics 8:30-9:30 AM; Deep End Closed OffPool Closes at 7:00 PM; Final Rest Period 6:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 7:00 PM
Swim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AMSwim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AMSwim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AMSwim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AMSwim Team Session 2: 8:30-9:30 AM
Swim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AMSwim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AMSwim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AMSwim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AMSwim Team Session 3: 9:30-10:30 AM
Swim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AMSwim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AMSwim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AMSwim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AMSwim Team Session 4: 10:30-11:30 AM
Swim Team Session 5 6:00-7:00 PMGuppies 2: 11:30am-12:00pmSwim Team Session 5: 6:00-7:00 PMAqua Aerobics 5:30-6:30 PM; Part of Deep End ClosedSwim Team Session 5: 6:00-7:00 PM
Pool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period at 7:45; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PMAqua Aerobics 5:30pm-6:30pm; Part of Deep End ClosedPool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period 7:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PMSwim Team Session 5: 6:00-7:00 PMPool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period 7:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PM
Swim Team Session 5: 6:00pm-7:00pmPool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period 7:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PM

Pool Closes at 8:00 PM; Final Rest Period 7:45 PM; Members must leave pool deck by 8:00 PM 

Your Healthy Spaces Cleaning at Wembley

Here at Wembley, we are committed to your safety. We are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to cleanliness, that is why we are introducing Your Healthy Spaces.

Along with all of the daily cleaning protocols we have in place, we have committed to 6 months of Your Healthy Spaces coming to the club. Their chemicals are proven to kill 99.99% of germs that come into contact with the surface it is sprayed on. For more information, check out their website!

Here is a video from their treatment on Thursday, May 29th:

Here are some pictures from their treatment on May 29th:

  

To see all of the guidelines we have in place, check out this blog!

5 Benefits of Barre Workouts

5 benefits of Barre workouts:

  1. Strength, definition, and elongated muscles are achieved through targeting muscle groups from all angles.  Barre focuses on muscles you use everyday, as well as, underused and underdeveloped muscled.
  2. Endurance is gained through a combination of isometric and isotonic movements.  Isometric movements, the poses you hold such as a plank.  Isotonic movements strengthen your cardiovascular system.
  3. Flexibility is gained throughout a barre class with fluid movement and stretching.  Increased flexibility helps in such areas as back pain.
  4. Posture is focused on throughout an entire barre class, core muscles are contracted throughout the class.  Stand taller and be proud!
  5. Mind-body connection is so important in our daily lives and is highly focused on in a barre routine.  Focusing on the body’s muscle and movement provides a more effective workout and balance heading into your day or evening.

Enjoy one of Jessica’s Barre classes here:

Barre and many other classes are offered at The Wembley Club.  Find a class that interests you!
Interested in more classes? Check out our fitness page!
Check out our YouTube for more videos!

Step it With This Great Step Aerobics Routine!

Krista Nightwine will lead you through a fun 20 minute old school step aerobics routine with a modern fitness twist.  This is a great aerobic activity to do at home or at the gym.  If you do not have a step you can draw or tape the lines of a step on your floor (40″L, 16″W).
Krista teaches Boxing, Cardio Blast, HIIT, TRX, Bootcamp and much more at Wembley!  Join her for Virtual Boxing on Wedensday mornings at 6am and Sunday mornings at 9:35am, no boxing bag required for the class!
Interested in more classes? Check out our fitness page!
Check out our YouTube for more videos!

Different Tennis Hitting Stances

There are a few different hitting stances when it comes to tennis. When a teaching pro introduces someone to tennis, they always start with turning the student sideways to hit the ball. This is the most basic way to hit a ball, mostly because you will have the most control hitting this way. This is called the “closed stance.” (pictured below; Ben with our tiny tots)

As players progress, hitting in the closed stance 100% of the time becomes more difficult. You will use the closed stance when you are moving forward into the court. Aside from that, if you are in a match and your opponent is hitting the ball very hard, there might not be enough time to turn sideways. So what do you do then? This is where the “semi-open” and “open” stances come into play.

Semi-Open Stance

The semi-open stance is used quite often in tennis. Most people do not have the time to get into a completely closed stance in the middle of a point because of how fast the game has become. In this day and age, tennis is so fast. People are hitting bigger and faster balls than they used to. With this, were have adjusted how we hit the ball. The semi-closed stance is one way. This stance gives you the balance needed to hit the ball, but also helps you adjust to speed of the balls coming.

Open Stance

The open stance should be a last resort. This stance should only be used when you are either on the run, or have a ball hit at you so fast that you cannot turn. It is very hard to be balanced when you hit with the open stance. Along with this, it is hard to fully use your hips to hit the ball.

In this YouTube video, Sherif gives a detailed analysis of the different tennis hitting stances. He talks about each stance, and when each one should be used.

Interested in taking lessons? Contact The Wembley Club at (440)543-8171 or dave@wembleyclub.com!

Want to learn more about our pros? Click here!

Want to know how to get more involved in our tennis programs? Click here!

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Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto

Out of ideas for easy and healthy dinners?  Here is a quick and easy dinner!

Always think fresh, colorful, and easy clean up when trying to find new recipes.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken if you prefer)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved (for more color use tri-colored tomatoes)
  • 2.5-3 lbs zucchini, slice into very thin slices.  Us
  • e a mandolin if one is available
  • 3/4 fresh pesto (in the refrigerated section of the grocery store)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. your favorite cooking oil

Directions

  1. Preheat a large skillet on medium heat then add oil.  Once oil is hot, saute onions for 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground turkey or chicken and cook an additional 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add zucchini, stir, and cook another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn off head, add tomatoes and pesto, then stir.  Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy!

Serving Suggestion

This is delicious on quinoa for a complete meal with complex carbs.